[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 14 Jun 2007

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Thu Jun 14 23:21:54 EDT 2007


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 06/14/2007
* NYBU0706.14
- Birds mentioned
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  DICKCISSEL
  PEREGRINE FALCON
  OSPREY
  FORSTER'S TERN
  UPLAND SANDPIPER
  PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Great Egret
  Cattle Egret [June 4]
  Redhead
  Red-headed Wdpkr.
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Common Raven
  Yellow-thr. Vireo
  Magnolia Warbler
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Prairie Warbler
  Mourning Warbler
  Canada Warbler
  Rose-br. Grosbeak
  Indigo Bunting
  Clay-col. Sparrow
  Grasshopper Sparrow

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             06/14/2007
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BOSBirding.org

  Thursday, June 14, 2007

  Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of  Science 
and this answering system was donated by the Buffalo  Ornithological 
Society. Press (2) to leave a message, (3)  for updates, meeting and 
field trip information and (4) for  instructions on how to report 
sightings and use this system.  To contact the Science Museum, call 
896-5200.

  Highlights of reports received June 7 through June 14 from  the 
Niagara Frontier Region include DICKCISSEL, PEREGRINE  FALCON, OSPREY, 
FORSTER'S TERN, UPLAND SANDPIPER and  PROTHONOTARY WARBLER.

  June 10 in the Tonawanda Management Area, a very rare find  of a 
DICKCISSEL, on the dirt road that runs east from the  south end of 
Meadville Road.

  A new location for breeding PEREGRINE FALCONS - on the  northbound 
north Grand Island Bridge. Three young was  discovered in a nest box by 
bridge maintenance workers this  week; however there are no known 
vantage points to safely  view the nest box. PEREGRINE FALCONS also 
have three young  in a box on the Statler Towers in downtown Buffalo, 
and a  third active nest is in the Niagara Falls gorge, in the  
abandoned Ontario power plant. The gorge site can be seen  with a 
telescope from Goat Island in New York State.

  Also at the north end of Grand Island, an OSPREY nest on the  one of 
the electric towers in the Niagara River. The nest  can be viewed from 
the river bank at the Eagle Overlook on  Grand Island, or by hiking the 
Buckhorn Island State Park  trail past the bridges to the power line 
crossing. This is  said to be the first OSPREY nest on the Niagara 
River in  many decades.

  June 9, on Lake Ontario, 2 very rare in June FORSTER'S TERNS  on the 
pier at Olcott.

  At the Tillman Wildlife Management Area in Clarence on June  8, 4 
UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 6 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and a YELLOW-
  THR. VIREO. Two more GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were heard in  Clarence 
this week along Kenfield Road.

  A pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS June 10 in the Tonawanda  Area, on 
the canal path west of Meadville Road. Also in the  Tonawanda Area, a 
DUNLIN, rare in June, off Route 77 east of  Ditch Road, REDHEAD with 
chicks on Woods Marsh, and in the  Iroquois Refuge, a PIED-BILLED GREBE 
with two piggy-backed  young.

  Last week, CLAY-COL. SPARROW and PRAIRIE WARBLER on Pingrey  Road in 
the Allegany County Town of Andover. This week, the  same two species 
on a property in the Wyoming County Town of  Eagle. In the State Forest 
in Town of Wethersfield, several  COMMON RAVENS plus MAGNOLIA WARBLER, 
YELLOW-R. WARBLER,  MOURNING WARBLER and CANADA WARBLER.

  A late report from June 4 - on the Niagara Peninsula, the  previously 
reported CATTLE EGRET on Highway 3, at house  #3222 in Gasline, Ontario.

  Other reports - 25 GREAT EGRETS were banded with red and  white leg 
markers at the Motor Island heronry. Watch for  these distinctive 
egrets as they disburse in later summer.  From East Aurora, a rare 
RED-HEADED WDPKR. at a feeder. And  in a North Collins yard, PILEATED 
WOODPECKER, ROSE-BR.  GROSBEAK and INDIGO BUNTING.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, June 21.  Please call 
in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may  report sightings after the 
tone. Thank you for calling and  reporting to Dial-a-Bird.

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